Device and method for screen rotation on a touch-screen display

  • US 8,312,371 B2
  • Filed: 11/13/2008
  • Issued: 11/13/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A device, comprising:

  • a touch screen display;

    one or more processors;

    memory; and

    one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    displaying a user interface on the display;

    detecting a multifinger twisting gesture on the touch screen display, wherein the multifinger twisting gesture has a corresponding degree of rotation;

    executing a 90°

    screen rotation command, if the corresponding degree of rotation exceeds a predefined degree of rotation; and

    executing a screen rotation command with an acute angle of rotation and executing, upon ceasing to detect the multifinger twisting gesture, a screen rotation command with an angle of rotation opposite to the acute angle, if the corresponding degree of rotation is less than the predefined degree of rotation, wherein executing the 90°

    screen rotation command results in display of the user interface in a landscape orientation and executing the screen rotation command with the angle of rotation opposite to the acute angle results in display of the user interface in a portrait orientation.

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